Sunday, 2 October 2011

What's up Doc?

100 words: an exercise encouraged by Mr London Street.

I'm early, he’s late. Forty minutes; enough time to imagine a thousand ways to die.

The duty Doctor- he’s new to me, but he knows me from the screen.

‘What seems to be the trouble?’  I hate that question  with the emphasis on ‘seems’ if  we love the surgery so much with it’s uncomfortable  red leather seating  and ‘whoop on a loop’ music  we will make up sickness just to be here.

I don’t lie; I tell him I felt ill and chesty before I stopped smoking.

He listened; ‘breathe’ and here ‘breathe’ then ‘again’.

‘A bad chest infection.’



  1. So glad you went to see the GP. Also glad that you have been diagnosed with something that can be put right....keep on keeping on and feel better.

  2. Now think how much worse that would have been had you not stopped smoking!
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  3. Keep up the good can do it!!!!!! You will feel so much better in the long run.

  4. Take good care of yourself and well again soon!

  5. Whew!!! I am so relieved that you went to the doctor!!! I hope he gave you some antibiotics to take care of that chest infection!! Eat some chicken noodle soup and get well quick!!!

  6. I think the same thing when they emphasize seems. Like we're so eager to be there that we make up any story we can think of just to be there. Glad it's nothing serious!

  7. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Get well soon!

  8. Great news and such a relief for you! Get well soon x

  9. It makes you feel better just hearing them confirm that you were right, doesn't it :)

  10. As a smoker, I know exactly what you mean about being reprieved, Moannie. Yay!

  11. Aw MUM!! now I feel guilty as I drag deeply on my cig...I know the annual nov/dec cold this year will be way worse cos I've starting smoking again after 20 years...

    our own worse enemy, we know it and yet i started again...the answer is in my hands....but l am not ready yet...

    I applaud you and am very proud..
    lotsa lotsa

    luv alice x

  12. i hate that damned question too, especially when it's asked in a condescending tone. so glad it's just a chest cold though.